The Hill Poll: Majority of voters blame president for bad economy

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    vote Obama out people so we can get moving again.

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    By Sheldon Alberts - 07/23/12 05:00 AM ET

    Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.

    It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush.

    The results highlight the reelection challenge Obama faces amid dissatisfaction with his first-term performance on the economy.

    The poll, conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, found 53 percent of voters say Obama has taken the wrong actions and has slowed the economy down. Forty-two percent said he has taken the right actions to revive the economy, while six percent said they were not sure.

    Obama has argued throughout the presidential campaign that his policies have made the economy better. He says recovery is taking a long time because he inherited such deep economic trouble upon taking office in 2009.

    “The problems we’re facing right now have been more than a decade in the making,” he told an audience last month in Cleveland.

    Obama’s campaign, under the slogan “Forward,” has sought to steer voter attention less toward current and past economic performance and more toward questions about Republican Mitt Romney’s work in the private sector economy. It has launched attacks on the challenger’s role as head of the private equity firm Bain Capital, casting him as a jobs “outsourcer” whose firm shipped thousands of U.S. positions overseas.

    The Hill Poll, however, shows the extent to which voters hold Obama responsible for the economy and reveals his vulnerability should the election become primarily a referendum on his economic management.

    read it all here
    The Hill Poll: Majority of voters blame president for bad economy - TheHill.com
     
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    America has added 4.2 million private sector jobs since the stimulus.

    Here’s what Bush left us with.....

    Aug 2008 - 334,000 net JOBS LOST
    Sep 2008 - 458,000 net JOBS LOST
    Oct 2008 - 554,000 net JOBS LOST
    Nov 2008 - 728,000 net JOBS LOST
    Dec 2008 - 673,000 net JOBS LOST
    Jan 2009 - 779,000 net JOBS LOST
     
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    Yeah the majority of American voters elected Bush twice too :)

    Pretty stupit bunch overall.
     
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    well too bad for Obama, the people aren't buying it..
     
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    In case you haven't noticed, it is now
    July 2012
     
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    We have just had the fastest 6 month drop in unemployment since 1984.

    Thanks, President Obama.
     
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    No incumbent president dating to 1956 has lost when unemployment fell over the two years leading up to his re-election contest.

    And none has won when the rate rose.

    Unemployment was 9.8 percent in November 2010.

    Last month, seven months before Election Day, the rate was 8.1 percent.
     
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    come on Chris really? still over 8.2% unemployment..
    You just can't sugar coat it enough to help Obama..sorry
     
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    The Republican Party started two unnecessary wars, drove us over an economic cliff, and let bin Laden get away.

    Obama has done the opposite.
     
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    The Fortune 500 companies just recorded record profits.
     

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